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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) will stabilize and strengthen its long-term partnership with the Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment (BASE), a small high school co-founded by BBG serving underprivileged students, as BBG transitions from one of many community partners to the sole partner of BASE. During the transitional period, BBG will evaluate program effectiveness and restore the community partnership staffing structure that (1) provides support and expertise to the school for implementing environmental and science core curriculum units, (2) ensures students are connected with internship and career exploration opportunities which help develop skills necessary to succeed in the fields of science and the environment; and (3) builds positive community and school culture in collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, families, and other partnership staff. Through the partnership, BBG connects students to plants, ecosystems, environmental science, and agriculture through direct experiences in field-based learning.